Nearly 15 years ago, two members of Covenant OPC in Oreland Park, Illinois began ministering to inmates at Stateville Correctional Center, a maximum-security state prison. Seven years ago, Brett Mahlen interned at Covenant and went along to the prison on several occasions. At that time, three of the inmates had joined Covenant. Today about 10 inmates are members. One of the two men who visited the prison died, and the other retired and moved from the area. Covenant recently called Brett as an associate pastor to focus on the prison ministry. Pray that requirements will be met allowing Brett to enter the prison without an escort soon, and also be able to begin teaching his Westminster Shorter Catechism class for Divine Hope Reformed Bible Seminary, which is dedicated to teaching inmates.